Monthly Archives: August 2019

Gangs, Characters, and Playstyles Revealed In New Cyberpunk Screenshots

CD Projekt Red has revealed 14 minutes of new gameplay for its forthcoming RPG title Cyberpunk 2077. Coupled with gorgeous visuals, the new video sheds more light on the game's world, its gangs, customization and playstyles.

Below we've gathered 155 of our favorite moments from the video, including environmental and action shots, for you to gawk over. Just be warned, it may contain minor spoilers for locations and characters you'll see in-game in April.

Cyberpunk 2077 is focused on player control. When you're creating your character--which no longer will have a sex option, but rather a body type--you'll choose their background too. This will play into the game's lore and influence certain choices that can be made in conversations.

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Leaked Recordings Allegedly Reveal Dragon Ball Z Cast Making Homophobic Jokes

Apparent leaked voiceover recordings from the anime production company Funimation allegedly reveal voice actors from Dragon Ball Z (including what appears to be Goku's English voice actor Sean Schemmel) making homophobic, incestuous, and overall offensive jokes while recording.

Multiple audio clips were slowly revealed by Nick Rekieta over the course of his Rekieta Law livestream, which he claims violates Funimation's own workplace guidelines. Rekieta also notes that he obtained the clips "absolutely, 100% legally" and that he is distributing them in a journalistic capacity. Funimation notably distributes (and facilitates English dub work for) Dragon Ball Z, which is created by Toei Animation.

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Circuit Superstars Hands-On Preview: Fun Physics Based, Arcade Racing

After speaking to its designers, it’s easy to tell Circuit Superstars was born from a place of passion. The developer, Original Fire Games, is composed of just six people--three of whom are siblings who grew up around not only video games, but motorsport. To put it simply, Circuit Superstars is a top-down racing game with arcade visuals, but with more realistic driving physics, and an additional attention to detail only true motorsport fans would probably think of.

I spoke to Carolina, Alberto, and Carlos Mastretta, the siblings behind Circuit Superstars, as I played an early-build. They emphasized their goal is to capture the essence of motorsport with Circuit Superstars, and bring the aspects of the sport they particularly enjoy to others through their game.

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40 Awesome Details From Cyberpunk 2077’s 15-Minute Gameplay Demo

CD Projekt Red has shared a 15-minute edited demo of the gameplay demo that had been shown off behind-closed-doors up until now.

In addition, Head of Communication UK for CD Projekt Red Hollie Bennett hosted a Q&A panel with some of the developers of Cyberpunk 2077, which includes senior level designer Miles Tost, lead quest designer Paweł Sasko, and quest design coordinator Philipp Webber.

Both of these revealed a ton of new details about Cyberpunk 2077, which will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 16, 2020, and Google Stadia on or after that date. We've gathered 40 of the most important details that you need to know below.

Cyberpunk 2077's Character Creation and Life Path

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Borderlands 3 Endgame Revealed Including New Game Plus, Guardian Rank, and More

Borderlands 3 may not be a fully-fledged live-service game, but it’ll still have an endgame that should hopefully keep players busy, months after beating the main story campaign.

Gearbox took the stage at PAX West today to reveal Borderlands 3’s sprawling endgame. After beating the main story mode, there will be a combination of different progression paths that should keep you occupied. As such, Borderlands 3’s endgame will comprise of: True Vault Hunter Mode, Guardian Rank, and Mayhem Mode.

True Vault Hunter Mode is Borderlands 3’s New Game Plus. Players will be able to tackle the main story campaign again, only it’ll be much harder. Luckily, players can keep their weapons, levels, and other perks they earned the first time around.

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Death Stranding’s Peeing & 13 Other Weird Game Mechanics

We may remember a game for its great story or amazing graphics, but all games live or die by their mechanics, regardless of how simple or complex they may be. Sometimes, though - as we were just reminded by the most recent gameplay trailer for Death Stranding - a game’s mechanics can be straight-up weird.

Whether a fun gimmick or a totally buck-wild mindf***, plenty of developers have tried to differentiate themselves from the rest of the industry with unique gameplay mechanics - here are some of our favorites.

Metal Gear Solid

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Tony Hawk and Neversoft Talk How Pro Skater Changed Their Lives

The skateboarding industry, much like the video game industry, is a massive web of marketing, of community, and of money -- all with a deep well of young men and women’s aspirations fueling it along.  They’re both massively popular industries now - the International Olympics Committee has finally acknowledged skateboarding’s cultural relevance - but it’s funny to think that, less than a decade apart, both experienced massive turmoil. The great video game crash of 1983, and the early ‘90s crackdown on street skating threatened their lifeblood..

But together, both worlds came together to make something incredible. It helped turn Tony Hawk, a once-down-on-his-luck pro skater, into a living legend, and it turned Neversoft, a humble game studio full of rowdy, young developers, into a household name among gamers. 20 years ago this August, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater established a legacy that lives on to this day.

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26 More Movies to Geek Out Over This Year

The summer movie season may be winding down, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of reasons to hit the multiplex in the months ahead.

The next few months are a treasure trove of promising movies, from epic blockbusters like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Jumanji: The Next Level to creepy horror fare like It Chapter Two and Doctor Sleep to a brand new, star-studded Martin Scorsese flick.

Check out our slideshow below or scroll down for a full breakdown of what's coming this fall and why you should care.

It Chapter Two

Release Date: Sep. 6 (US/UK), Sep. 5 (AU)

2017's It easily ranks among the best Stephen King adaptations ever made, but it only told half of the story. It Chapter Two completes the story, as the adult versions of the Losers' Club return to Derry to deal with Pennywise once and for all. While the young cast of the original film will return (along with Bill Skarsgard's Pennywise and director Andy Muschietti), the focus this time will be on A-Listers like Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy.

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For ’90s Kids, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Made Games Cool

Update: This was originally published right before Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 was released, and we all know how that turned out. However, on the 20th anniversary of the original Pro Skater, we thought it deserved a re-publish. 

These days, gaming has entered the lexicon of ‘cool’. Expensive video game trailers set to expensive music blast onto TV screens at primetime, advertisements are splashed across buses in every major city in the world and E3 'press' conferences are modeled after rock concerts. Kanye’s a gamer. Snoop’s a gamer. Mila and Aubrey are gamers. Everybody’s a gamer.

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